|Ball-of-Fat - Guy de Maupassant|
LibriVox recording of Ball-of-Fat by Guy de Maupassant, translated by M. Walter Dunne. Read by Michael Thomas Robinson. The first significant published short story of French author Guy de Maupassant, and generally acknowledged as his greatest work, "Ball-of-Fat" (French title: Boule de Suif) is the touching story of an interrupted coach ride from Rouen to Le Havre during which occurs the corruption of a principled prostitute by immoral and hypocritical members of the upper class...
Keywords: librivox; literature; French
Downloads: 18,274 (1 review)
|The Golden Goose Book - L. Leslie Brooke|
A charming little book full of the most gorgeous illustrations which can be viewed along with the Gutenberg text at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/15661. We see a number of stories in which kindness is rewarded and selfishness is punished but Brooke squeezes a number of intriguing and quite bizarre twists and turns into the story so it is not nearly so predictable as you might imagine. Victorian moral fairy tales from a delightfully inventive mind...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; children; literature; fairy tales
Downloads: 78,800 (1 review)
|The Water-Babies - Charles Kingsley|
LibriVox recording of The Water-Babies, A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby is a novel by the Reverend Charles Kingsley, first published in its entirety in 1863. Though some of the author's opinions are very dated now, the journey of a little chimney-sweep water-baby through rivers and storms, under sea and over iceberg, is still a classic, wonderful children's adventure. Summary by Cori Samuel. Music from Berlioz's Roman Carnival Overture at musopen.com For further information, including links to onli...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobooks; children; kingsley; fantasy; fairy tales; adventure
Downloads: 77,000 (1 review)
|My School Days - E. Nesbit|
LibriVox recording of My School Days, by E. Nesbit. Read by Cori Samuel. A short memoir about the author's school days, serialised in The Girl's Own Paper from October 1896 to September 1897. It includes stories about teachers, fellow pupils, the things that scared her most as a child (and even as an adult) and a vivid account of the best summer of her childhood.Summary by Cori Samuel. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other forma...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; memoir; nesbit; childhood; children
Downloads: 6,727 (1 review)
|The Deeper Christian Life - Andrew Murray|
LibriVox recording of The Deeper Christian, by Andrew Murray. Read by Phil Snyder If you were put on trial for being a Christian, would you be convicted? Christians have asked themselves this question, or ones like it, for millennia. In his book, The Deeper Christian Life, Andrew Murray helps us come to grips with those nagging insecurities in our Christian walk. A shallow relationship with God leads us down a road of doubt and insecurities...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; religion; christianity
Downloads: 11,230 (2 reviews)
|Their Mutual Child - P. G. Wodehouse|
LibriVox recording of Their Mutual Child by P.G. Wodehouse. Read by Tim Bulkeley. Their Mutual Child (aka The Coming of Bill and The White Hope) is full of the loveable characters, preposterous situations, and opportunities to chuckle, if not outright laughs, that we expect from PG Wodehouse. It lacks the frantic slapstick of some Wodehouse comedy, but has a quieter more reflective humour. Kirk, the erstwhile hero, is a typical Wodehousian hero...
Keywords: librivox; audio; wodehouse; novel
Downloads: 10,980 (3 reviews)
|The Reluctant Dragon - Kenneth Grahame|
LibriVox recording of The Reluctant Dragon, by Kenneth Grahame. Read by Mark F. Smith. What would you do if you discovered a dragon living in a cave on a hill above your home? Make friends, read poetry together? It turns out that not all dragons are intent on pillaging the countryside. Some might actually enjoy peace, quiet, and the occasional banquet. The Boy of this story knows how to handle dragons, and life is good… until a knight in shining armor arrives in town to exterminate his friend!...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; children; dragons; fantasy; grahame
Downloads: 61,057 (4 reviews)
|Tom Swift and the Visitor From Planet X - Victor Appleton, II|
LibriVox recording of Tom Swift and the Visitor from Planet X, by Victor Appleton, II. Read by Mark Nelson. Tom Swift Jr. and his associates at Swift Enterprises wait breathlessly for what may well be the most important scientific event in history—the arrival of the visitor from Planet X—a visitor in the form of energy. But there are factions at work determined to snatch the energy, which Tom has named Exman, from the young scientist-inventor's grasp...
Keywords: LibriVox; literature; audiobook; appleton; sci-fi; teens; adventure
Downloads: 63,845 (6 reviews)
|The Stolen White Elephant - Mark Twain|
Librivox recording of The Stolen White Elephant, by Mark Twain. Read by Kristen McQuillin. In this Mark Twain short story an Indian elephant, en route from India to Britain as a gift to Queen, disappears in New Jersey. The local police department goes into high gear to solve the mystery but it all comes to a tragic end. (Summary by Kristen McQuillin) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other languages or formats (if available), plea...
Keywords: literature; audiobook; librivox; mystery
Downloads: 19,008 (4 reviews)
|The Story of the Treasure Seekers - E. Nesbit|
LibriVox recording of The Story of the Treasure Seekers, by E. Nesbit. Read by Karen Savage. This is the story of the Bastable children and their attempts to help the family finances by searching for treasure. (Summary by Karen Savage) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature; children; nesbit
Downloads: 86,051 (7 reviews)